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Lionsgate Slots Tom Hardy Russia Thriller for Spring

What does it signify that Lionsgate and Summit are slotting director Daniel Espinosa's "Child 44" for spring release (April 17, 2015)? Given that Tom Hardy--probably the most exciting young actor working today--is not yet a guaranteed box office draw (see "Warriors," "Locke"), Lionsgate may have wanted to use the award season as a springboard for a complex World War II period thriller set in Stalinist Russia that is by no means a guaranteed commercial hit. (What is these days?)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 15, 2014 8:00 AM
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First Look: 'RoboCop' Remake, Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gets a First Trailer and Images

The first trailer and images for the long-awaited "RoboCop," a remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1987 dystopian, ultra-violent cult classic, have finally arrived. The reboot stars Joel Kinnaman ("The Killing") as Alex Murphy, a cop who is critically injured in the line of duty and undergoes a transformation into a half-human, half-robot super-cop hybrid.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 9, 2013 1:57 PM
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